What do you say when someone sneezes? My grandfather says, "Gesundheit!" My mom says, "Bless you!". My grandmother used to say the very very old-fashioned, "Opchee!"
Yesterday after a long day of working, cooking dinner, reading to the kids, fending off mysterious interrogations by men in black, I decided that I had no energy to deal with my pattern fitting. No energy to plan a summer wardrobe for the kids. No energy for much of anything. But I felt sort of guilty about it. What to do? Crafts, of course.
You've seen my fabric collection. Well. Actually, you've seen my garment fabric collection. I didn't show you the tubs and tubs and tubs of quilting fabric I have stored in the garage. You see, I've been quilting for over 20 years. And my fabric collecting propensities are hardly a new thing. So it's fair to say I have some stash. Of course, my quilting stash is a bit less unwieldy than garment stash, since most of it is in 1 yard or less lengths. Still. It's there.
So last night I thought I'd do something to use up a teeny tiny bitty little chunk of it. Eight charm-pack squares worth, to be exact. Which is laughable if you're aiming to reduce your stash, but fun if you're aiming to make something cute. And I made this:
front back Tissue Holder with tissues in it
I got this pattern from Angie A's tutorial. It's super-duper easy to make. Even I, slow-poke that I am, finished this in less than half an hour (that time included at least ten minutes spent trying to figure out what fabric to use and then trying to remember where I had put it). Of course, I managed to sew my pieces together in the wrong sequence, despite several sessions of careful trial-and-error layout, but whatever. It's still cute. And practical!Tissue, anyone?